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How to Break the 9-to-5 Shackles and Find Your Ideal Workstyle

How to Break the 9-to-5 Shackles and Find Your Ideal Workstyle

As much as we try to force ourselves into a rigid 9-to-5 workday, it’s not a universally applicable formula for productivity and success. But we don't have to. Here's how to find your ideal workstyle and make it work for you.
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De-Stress Your Life by Automating These Daily Tasks

De-Stress Your Life by Automating These Daily Tasks

By finding ways to streamline your workday, you can reduce stress, cut back on distractions, save yourself some time, and focus on the most important parts of your job. Here are a few daily tasks to start off with.
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An 11th Anniversary Love Letter from Our Longest-Tenured Member

An 11th Anniversary Love Letter from Our Longest-Tenured Member

As Project Spaces celebrates its 11th anniversary this month, we received an incredible letter from Tehsin Bhayani, our longest-standing member, sharing some his fondest memories of his time in the space.
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4 Ways to Take Work and Life Less Seriously [And 3 Reasons Why You Should]

4 Ways to Take Work and Life Less Seriously [And 3 Reasons Why You Should]

Since day one, we’ve had a philosophy at Project Spaces: our lives are better when we balance hard work with having fun, and don’t take ourselves too seriously. But that can sometimes be a lot easier said than done...
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The Real Cost of Working from Home in Toronto

The Real Cost of Working from Home in Toronto

Whether you work for yourself or you’re part of the new wave of work-from-home pros that was banished to your condo when the pandemic hit, you might now be realizing it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be...
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Listen Up: 11 Must-Hear Podcasts (As Recommended by our Members)

Listen Up: 11 Must-Hear Podcasts (As Recommended by our Members)

If there’s one thing we love about working in an authentic, community-driven workspace, it’s that we get to share knowledge, resources, ideas, and recommendations with so many unique and interesting people.
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We Take the Cliché Out of "Good Vibes Only." Here's How.

We Take the Cliché Out of "Good Vibes Only." Here's How.

Here at Project Spaces, our members initially come to get work done, but they stay for a long time because of the good vibes. What the heck does that mean, and what makes us so unique in this department?
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22 Ways for Torontonians to Maximize Your Days Off

22 Ways for Torontonians to Maximize Your Days Off

Time off isn’t always easy to come by. So you need to make it count. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favourite ways to spend a day, weekend, or week off in, around, and from Toronto.
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Sounds of the Space: Our Top 9 Workday Music Playlists

Sounds of the Space: Our Top 9 Workday Music Playlists

If you’ve ever spent time at Project Spaces, you know just how much we love bumping awesome music in our lounge. And for those of you who haven’t, it’s part of the DNA of our space.
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5 Little-Known Facts Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Needs to Hear

5 Little-Known Facts Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Needs to Hear

We're entrepreneurs ourselves and have worked with hundreds of others since we opened our doors. And we know it’s not easy. Some days, it might feel easier to just close down shop and go get a job.
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5 Considerations for Finding a Coworking Space Where You'll Thrive

5 Considerations for Finding a Coworking Space Where You'll Thrive

We love coworking. But we’ll be the first to admit that not every space is the right fit for every person. While we can’t speak for other spaces, we can speak for ourselves. So, here are five ways to know if Project Spaces is the place for you.
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Boost Your Business IQ with These 10 Movies and Shows

Boost Your Business IQ with These 10 Movies and Shows

Well, we’re still in the midst of a frigid Ontario winter which means Torontonians have a whole lot of time indoors to get through before better weather comes. This gives us a lot of time to binge-watch movies and series.
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Support Local Post-Lockdown: 38 Amazing Toronto-Based Stores, Bars, Gyms, and Restaurants

Support Local Post-Lockdown: 38 Amazing Toronto-Based Stores, Bars, Gyms, and Restaurants

The restrictions on Toronto's restaurants, gyms, movie theatres, shops, and event venues have finally been lifted. And local businesses need your support now more than ever.
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Focus On These 7 Things You Can Control in 2022

Focus On These 7 Things You Can Control in 2022

Don’t let the pandemic dictate your happiness this year. If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, make it to focus on the things you can control. Here are a few things that come to mind.
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Eggnog in the Fridge: A PS Holiday Message

Eggnog in the Fridge: A PS Holiday Message

Your PS fam is always here. The lights are always on. The coffee is always hot. PS is more than a workspace. It's your home, and we are always here for you. We've even thrown some eggnog in the fridge...
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10 Signs It's Time to Move Your Business Out of the Basement

10 Signs It's Time to Move Your Business Out of the Basement

Micro-enterprises make up 55% of Canadian businesses, and 20% of us WFH. Starting a business in your basement is great but eventually, you need to evolve into a better workspace if you want yourself your business to thrive.
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GROOVE: Your Month-End Evening Chill Sesh

GROOVE: Your Month-End Evening Chill Sesh

GROOVE gives our members a chance to unplug and unwind, reconnect, reflect on what's been accomplished, and maybe even throw down in a game of foosball (the competition is steep).
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7 Holiday Season Productivity Slumpbreakers for Entrepreneurs

7 Holiday Season Productivity Slumpbreakers for Entrepreneurs

The holiday season can present a conundrum: you’ve still got work to do but, while everyone else is getting festive, your desire to check boxes off your to-do list drops lower than December temperatures in Toronto.
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Once Upon a Time in Toronto

Once Upon a Time in Toronto

For the Toronto professional, every workday is a whole new adventure. This is the tale of one solopreneur as they navigate a hectic Monday, from its turbulent start to its fun and social conclusion.
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Top 10 Lunch Spots Near Camden Street

Top 10 Lunch Spots Near Camden Street

One of the best parts of being located on Camden Street? There's a virtual endless abundance of great lunch spots available to satisfy any craving. We rounded up the ten best, as voted by our members, for all to enjoy.
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Stop Networking. Start Making Friends.

Stop Networking. Start Making Friends.

Traditionally speaking, networking feels forced, awkward, and uncomfortable. That's why, here at Project Spaces, we present an alternate thesis: “Stop networking. Start making friends.”
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Top 10 Lunch Spots Near King West

Top 10 Lunch Spots Near King West

King West offers an abundance of incredible lunch restaurants to choose from. We tapped into our members to create a curated list of the ten best places to grab a bite within a five-minute walk of our King West space.
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The Anti-Generic List of Inexpensive Ways to Promote Your Small Business

The Anti-Generic List of Inexpensive Ways to Promote Your Small Business

As a small business owner, every dollar counts. You need to find creative and inexpensive ways to promote your company and bring in customers. Here are some outside-the-box ideas you can execute on your own.
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Founder-Friendly is in Our DNA. Here’s What It Means for You.

Founder-Friendly is in Our DNA. Here’s What It Means for You.

To us, being founder-friendly is everything. It’s our mantra. Our essence. Our certain je ne sais quoi. Because we’re entrepreneurs to the core—to a fault, even! And we built Project Spaces to empower founders like ourselves.
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Batman and the Hybrid Working Model

Batman and the Hybrid Working Model

The truth is that the pandemic changed the way we work forever. Remote work was just too good. And as a result, the traditional model for office work is about to give way to hybrid work. Here's what that looks like and why it's great news for both organizations and workers.
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10th Anniversary Tribute

10th Anniversary Tribute

Well friends, it was 3,650 days ago that Jeff and I signed a lease that would alter the course of our lives forever. This weekend's founder update is all about you - the people who have made the last 10 years the stuff of fairy tales.
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9 Work-Life Balance Goals That Are Actually Realistic for Entrepreneurs

9 Work-Life Balance Goals That Are Actually Realistic for Entrepreneurs

Traditional ideas of work-life balance don't always apply to entrepreneurs. So, rather than chasing a cookie-cutter version of it, strive for realistic and attainable ways to balance your personal and professional lives.
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Low-Cost Ways For Entrepreneurs to Learn Almost Anything

Low-Cost Ways For Entrepreneurs to Learn Almost Anything

Thanks to the internet, you can learn almost every skill you need to run your business. And you can do it cheaply or completely for free. Check out these tools and platforms to help you do it.
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Introducing: The 10X Anniversary Cap

Introducing: The 10X Anniversary Cap

August 2021 will mark 10 years since Neil and Jeff signed their first lease and never looked back. Since then we’ve helped over 3,000 entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers lead more balanced, collaborative and productive lives.
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8 Things Toronto's Entrepreneurs Are Looking Forward to Post-Lockdown

8 Things Toronto's Entrepreneurs Are Looking Forward to Post-Lockdown

After 15 months, the lockdowns in Ontario are finally starting to lift. Here's what Toronto entrepreneurs are looking forward to the most.
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Beating Pandemic Fatigue: 10 Tips for Staying Positive During Hard Times

Beating Pandemic Fatigue: 10 Tips for Staying Positive During Hard Times

The pandemic has been exhausting, especially here in Ontario. And in light of that, we wanted to look at some tips we can all use to stay positive during tough times.
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9 Ways to Turn a Bad Morning Into a Great Day

9 Ways to Turn a Bad Morning Into a Great Day

Some days just get off to a bad start. But do you give in and suffer through it, or take steps to turn it around? Here are 9 ways to make a bad day better.
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5 Reasons to Embrace Coworking

5 Reasons to Embrace Coworking

Whether it's founding a new company or venturing out as a freelancer, these days it seems like more and more people are taking the leap.
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Bitcoin Begins

Bitcoin Begins

Continuing the 7-year anniversary of our 20 Camden Street location, I'm throwing back to one of my all time favourite events.
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A Camden Street Birthday Reflection

A Camden Street Birthday Reflection

This past year has been a tough one for a lot of our members, so we thought we would celebrate Camden Street's seventh birthday by remembering a time when things weren't so certain for Project Spaces.
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A Puzzling Story

A Puzzling Story

To our surprise, PS member Dr. Gillian Mandich, a published researcher, two-time TEDx speaker, and founder of The International Happiness Institute of Health Science Research, is also a dedicated jigsaw puzzler...
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Your 2021 Wardrobe

Your 2021 Wardrobe

Inspired by the spirit and grit of our community, we bring you our brand new, super comfy, limited edition "Whatever It Takes" hoodies!
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Meet The Founders

Meet The Founders

Meet Neil Martin and Jeffrey Howard, The Cofounders of Project Spaces.
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Are Toronto Coworking Spaces Open?

Are Toronto Coworking Spaces Open?

Clarifying confusion around coworking in Toronto.
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Coworking vs. Work From Home

Coworking vs. Work From Home

Our Cofounder, Neil Martin, had the chance to chat with CTV Toronto about the state of the coworking industry, innovating on the fly, and why Torontonians agree that working from home sucks.
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How a Self-Made Creative Entrepreneur Found Her Niche - And Kept It

How a Self-Made Creative Entrepreneur Found Her Niche - And Kept It

Toronto artist Elise Goodhoodf has managed to go from an unfulfilling career working for marketing firms to a self-employed creative entrepreneur that has landed clients like Google, Starbucks, and LinkedIn!
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5 New Toronto Coffee Shops to Explore This Fall

5 New Toronto Coffee Shops to Explore This Fall

These Toronto coffee shops are serving up all the warm and cozy drinks you’ll need this season!
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How to Overcome a Work-From-Home Slump

How to Overcome a Work-From-Home Slump

Get back on track with these tips on how to break out of a work-from-home slump.
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The Number One Reason Startups Fail—And How to Avoid It

The Number One Reason Startups Fail—And How to Avoid It

Want to know the number one reason most startups fail? The answer might surprise you.
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5 Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

5 Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

There are plenty of reasons to ditch your traditional desk job and try something new!
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Why Coworking Spaces Are More Important Now Than Ever Before

Why Coworking Spaces Are More Important Now Than Ever Before

There's no doubt about it - coworking spaces are a critical component of the future of work!
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How Toronto Real Estate Agents Are Surviving The New Normal

How Toronto Real Estate Agents Are Surviving The New Normal

Hillary Lane knows a thing or two about making the best of a bad situation, and her story is something we all need to hear during this time.
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5 Toronto Fitness Studios Hosting Outdoor Classes

5 Toronto Fitness Studios Hosting Outdoor Classes

These fitness studios are all offering outdoor classes during the month of August!
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Life Post-Pandemic: Job Skills You Need to Succeed

Life Post-Pandemic: Job Skills You Need to Succeed

Businesses will look a lot different in a post-pandemic world, and these job skills will be in high demand.
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5 Successful Businesses That Were Founded During A Recession

5 Successful Businesses That Were Founded During A Recession

Contrary to popular belief, recessions aren't all doom and gloom.
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